The Housing Code: what about neighbourhoods?

Hunters Hill Trust is opposed to the changes to the General Housing Code that are being proposed by NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

The one-size-fits-all approach will have a negative effect on neighbourhoods that differ in so many ways due to their topography, heritage and conservation areas, lot sizes, environmental features and character.

The removal of rights of neighbours and reduced oversight from planning professionals is likely to mean more ugly inappropriate buildings, and negative impacts on those living in the immediate vicinity, such as:

  • loss of solar access
  • loss of views
  • loss of privacy etc.

You can read the HHT submission on the revised Housing Code here.

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